TOKYO, May 30, 2018 - The Ricoh Group has announced its annual “Ricoh Global Eco Action” month starting on Friday, June 1. “Ricoh Global Eco Action” 2018 encourages Group company employees to think about the environment and take eco actions, and Ricoh will conduct a number of special events across the world. “Ricoh Global Eco Action” began in 2006, and is organized annually. This year will mark the thirteenth year of the event. In addition to this event, Ricoh will also observe on one single day across the entire Ricoh Group a “Common Action Day”, which will take place on Tuesday, June 5, which is the “United Nations World Environment Day.”
The United Nations adopted the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015, and major efforts are now underway around the world with the aim of achieving the 17 goals by 2030, as part of a movement to achieve an inclusive society in which “no one is left behind.”
In its Mid-Term Management Plan, which started in fiscal 2017, the Ricoh Group restated its absolute commitment to simultaneously resolving social issues and growing its business. Ricoh selected eight key SDGs with particularly high relevance to resolving social issues through business activities, and based on these it outlined five material issues. The goal of achieving both a zero-carbon society and circular economy has led Ricoh to establishing Ricoh Group's Environmental Goals. One target will be to achieve zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the entire value chain by 2050.
The Ricoh Group will also strengthen its initiatives to achieve a zero-carbon society, such as joining in RE100(*), a global initiative commited to actively using renewable energy. Ricoh is the first Japanese company to join in this initiative.
The Ricoh Group also places great importance on activities such as “Ricoh Global Eco Action”, which provides an opportunity for each of its 100,000 employees around the world to join forces with families, friends, local residents and customers to engage in global environmental conservation activities, and raise more awareness for social issues than ever before. The Ricoh Group will encourage participation in activities and sharing information through many events, with the aim of developing the scope of this eco action on an even larger scale.
Major activities for this year are shown below.
The Ricoh Sustainability Management Division will award employees that especially contribute to eco actions rolled out around the world.
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